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Allison Znachko

Thank you for the info!
I've been actually trying a free trial with them, but the "conversational" functionality just isn't there- for example, I can't get my characters to ask questions the way I want them to, or ask questions, period. The WellSaid representative admitted the technology is just not there yet. But for narration, it is nice!

Allison Znachko
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James Cox

I've been using Balabolka - free text-to-speech program which can use some of the MS voices, as well as third-party purchased voices.  You could also check out MS Word's Narrator feature and capture it with Audacity or some other s/w.

Still a bit robotic, so if you're looking for a truly human-sounding voice these won't get you there...